Sharing your story is activism. I'm making it easier for you to tell your (anonymous or public) story by sharing my blog with you. Message me or tag someone who has a story the world needs to hear. There's no deadline. Just know this offer is always there. Thank you to my friend Marina Terteryan for sharing this story.
Last month I wrote a list about a trauma I experienced. I now know some of you would like to tell your story and you don’t because you don’t have a website or a blog to put it on. NOW you do! I’m hosting stories (anonymous and public) on my blog. Another anonymous story is published here and it is a story about infertility.
Last month I wrote a list about a trauma I experienced. I now know some of you would like to tell your story and you don’t because you don’t have a website or a blog to put it on. NOW you do! I’m hosting stories (annonymous and public) on my blog. Another anonymous story is published here and it is a story about grief.
SHIFT is looking for a creative, inquisitive and passionate Senior Innovation Lead to join them and play a central role in the development of new products and services for both SHIFT and their amazing partners.
I've spoken to many people about this feeling. The feeling I'm failing at activism. That I'm not doing enough. I'm plagued by feelings of guilt that I'm not helping, supporting, donating, championing, volunteering, marching ... enough. I get cross and disappointed at friends and peers who don't march. I'm struggling more and more to know the difference between self-care that must come first and self-care being used as an excuse to bail - in myself and other people. Some people said this feeling would diminish after becoming a parent. I'm only 3 months in and it's heightened. Sure, this might change but I doubt it. Roxane's reply is powerful and I've decided I'm going to pay attention to it. The article is here
It's Dundee Design Month! I'm really happy to be part of this epic programme of events and you can be too! I'm giving a public talk as part of the University's public lecture series (get your free tickets here) and I'm inviting people to join me on stage and be #upfront. This means you get to experience the stage without the pressure of performing. It's a brilliant experience for anyone who'd like to boost their confidence when it comes to being on stage!
People of the world I present to you… Letter Love Shop! What started off as a special piece of art I created for Atlas’ nursery has turned into something bigger. Chris and I have built a little shop where you can choose an individual letter or a child’s name where each letter is made up of hand drawn animals and nature. These make beautiful gifts that can turn nurseries into magical, educational places! We made this over the twelve extra days Atlas kept us waiting so we’re open to feedback! I’m delighted to have an excuse to be drawing again. Oh, and 15% off for our first 10 customers so spread the word and tell your friends.
Imriel Morgan is the CEO of the ShoutOut Network the UK's diverse podcast network. Imriel also hosts the Wanna Be Podcast. When she's not planning events or recording, she is a freelance writer, content marketer and brand strategist. Imriel is passionate about helping high-achievers reach their goals. I first met Immi at SheSays Brighton where we were both speakers. I sat in the audience and listened to this talk (video below) and I was struck by Immi's humble attitude and impressive record. Here's what she has to say...
Marina Terteryan is aService Designer + Design Thinking Ambassador at The Why Lab and co-founder of Good Projects. She is the founder and Host of Why Service Design Thinking Podcast. I'd heard great things about Marina and her podcast from dear friends so I was really pleased we finally managed to meet up in person when Marina was on this side of the world. You can listen to Marina's interview with me here where we talk about all things #upfront and confidence.
"You just set out to make as much money as possible, because we don't get taken seriously until we get taken seriously financially. Also, when you’re a woman and you make an absolute goddamn fucking shit ton of money, you can then fund other women. You can donate to other women. You can support other women. In a tech landscape where female founders get 5% of all venture capital and 95% goes to men, we need to create our own financial ecosystem to lift women up."
Noam Sohachevsky is the co-founder of Mint Digital and he's now a service designer at Apps for Good. We first met through a mutual connection (thank you Tom Threwalla!) and quickly realised we were both on very similar journeys. We both founded successful design agencies and left in the search for something different and we are both currently moonlighting; building our own ventures to help make the change we want to see in the world. We have been supporting and cheerleading each other since and I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store for Design Club. Noam has written about how his venture, Design Club, has been developing over 2017 here. Here is what he has to say...